Creativity, Procrastination and ADD

Do you ever notice that you have alot of creative projects going on at the same time? Is there an unfinished screenplay sitting in a pile near your desk or tucked away in a drawer?  Maybe you recently started jotting down some ideas for a book and have not as yet returned to work on them. You are now telling yourself that you are lazy and just not smart enough to really be successful at being creative. You then start to feel discouraged and before you know it you are in full procrastination mode.

Well I would suggest that you  consider one possible explanation might be that you have ADD (however it is important to note that there are many possible ways of understanding why people put things off so this is just one possible way of understanding)

In the book Driven to Distraction by Dr.Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey ( both psychiatrists who also have ADD) they say people with ADD  “procrastinate alot and have trouble finishing things.” They call ADD a neurological condition.

If  you feel that you relate to this you may want to consider learning more about it. You don’t have to feel that you are either lazy or just not smart enough.


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